We were awakened on Wednesday, June 17th (just for the record I don’t EVER remember days flying by like this when I was working!) by Bill’s musical alarm at 6:30. I lazed in bed while he had his shower and got up just before 7. Another gorgeous day on the horizon so I didn’t dawdle but got myself washed and left for town at 7:15 to clean.
|On the way home, I stopped at McGowan Falls|
|Not much water coming over the dam right now|
|For small town falls, they are calming and pretty|
|The shore is dried up too|
One day I'll have to drive down to the beach area
After a couple of spoons of my Liberte 10% fat yogourt, I had my tea. I wasted no time after reading a few blogs getting outside and got setup to carry on painting. One more chair and then a second coat to finish. Bill was very pleased with the first one so I was anxious to get them done. I might paint our patio table too, we’ll see. It has rust spots on it from something so needs a sprucing up.
|The half way through process|
Bill called about a granddaughter’s birthday card, whether I had one and how it needed to get in the mail today. I had planned ahead and had one ready to go but lost track of the days. Kudos to Bill for remembering! 😊 Without any stamps left, it meant a trip to town so I finished what I was doing, had a different lunch plate and drove in to the Post Office. The postmaster from Priceville is now working in Durham and I like him. He has that small town presence.
|One first coat on one chair|
Bill wanted orange and I wanted yellow or blue
so we compromised
We love it!
Then I turned left at the lights and went to Foodland for some oranges for the orioles. The price was ridiculous so I bought Grape Jelly instead. I found some Voortman’s no sugar cookies for me as well as Nutter Butters on sale for Bill. I know the Voortman’s are still carbs=sugar but sometimes I just want a bit of a guilt free cookie. Heading to the check-out, I saw that Zero Coke was finally on sale here in Durham so got a couple of cases for Bill.
|cold sausage, carrots and cream cheese dip|
shredded cheese, sauerkraut and olives
Back home, I made myself a coffee and headed back out to the paint ‘booth’. With pure determination, I kept at it until I got the second chair finished and our little patio tables started. By 4, I put stuff away and took a walk down the lane to collect whatever was left in our mailbox today. The flag was up when I came back but I like the excuse of a walk so seldom stop and get it when I’m driving. It was only the Home Hardware flyer but that’s okay too.
|I put some grape jelly out but the orioles haven't found it|
Are there any tricks I should know about?
I came inside and poured myself a cold diet ginger ale and took it out to my lounge chair. I had critter visitors so got up again, turned the portable solar panel to face the sun and got some peanuts and the Avon booklets. They are getting to be a disappointment; the prices are ridiculous and I can’t find some of the regular stuff from years ago. They went in the recycle bin. I may have to consider giving up my representative status.
|Mrs. Yertle was taking a stroll up in our area|
|She circled around a couple of times before disappearing|
"No water up here, Missy"!
As I was sitting there, Romeo came and so did another Chippy for a treat and then I put the bag away. They don’t stop looking. I had situated myself so my face and head was in the shade and when the sun moved, I did the same. I tripped and went a** over lounge chair as I tried to move it but thank goodness, I came out the other side with no ‘damages’. LOL how quickly stuff happens, I, of course, tried and failed to save my fall so my wrist could have suffered. Just a bruised ego this time.
|When we had our house, mourning doves were our most frequent visiting birds|
Here, we seldom see them so a visit today was nice
I texted Bill that there were turtles around in the lane and to be watchful and he told me he was working to 5. That meant I had another hour before he returned so it was a good opportunity to hop in the shower. That felt great after being outside all day. I’ve planned a good but low-key supper for tonight. Scrambled eggs and mini sausages. Bill thinks that will be just fine too.
|I love this brand of little sausages from Costco|
We sat for a while before I started supper, we aren’t in a hurry these nights as I know he likes to rest a bit before eating. It turned out yummy and filled us up. Later when Bill was making his lunch we had a couple of Girl Guide cookies. Chocolate is my favourite flavor but not in these cookies. Give me vanilla, anytime.
|I went out to close sheds up and had to capture the sunset|
|The sun says goodnight to the Bunky|
We watched tv together until 9 and then I went upstairs so he could watch a movie on the big tv. I had already decided I was too tired to finish posting my blog.
|and to the fivers|
Rob will be picking the Silverback up in the morning
So, I found a movie myself; Letters to Juliet. I’ve either read this story or perhaps seen it years ago. I enjoyed it again and managed to keep my eyes open, after a few false starts, until it ended at 10:45. I was asleep in no time after Bill came up at 11. Being out in the sun all day did me in, I suppose.
|My favourite picture of the day|
|Good night from the Ridge|
Thank you for your visit.